American Culture in the 1930s, Paperback / softback Book

American Culture in the 1930s Paperback / softback

Edited by Martin Halliwell

Part of the Twentieth-century American Culture series


This book provides an insightful overview of the major cultural forms of 1930s America: literature and drama, music and radio, film and photography, art and design, and a chapter on the role of the federal government in the development of the arts.

The intellectual context of 1930s American culture is a strong feature, whilst case studies of influential texts and practitioners of the decade -- from War of the Worlds to The Grapes of Wrath and from Edward Hopper to the Rockefeller Centre -- help to explain the cultural impulses of radicalism, nationalism and escapism that characterize the United States in the 1930s.

Key Features: * 3 case studies per chapter featuring key texts, genres, writers and artists * Chronology of 1930s American Culture * Bibliographies for each chapter * 22 black and white illustrations


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 288 pages, 22 black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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  • Category: General arts
  • ISBN: 9780748622597

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